Wilson Bridge Delays (Shocker)
You're going to be incredibly amazed to learn that there will be delays around the Wilson Bridge this weekend. Tonight and tomorrow night the Capital Beltway will be closed on the Maryland side of the bridge from 11.p.m. to 8.a.m. so that workers can lift steel beams over the highway.
Drivers will be detoured around the highway and can expect delays of as much as half an hour, if all goes as it has in the past. The beams are part of a new interchange at Route 210 that is part of the overall bridge project. Additionally, the ramp from the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 to the outer loop of the Beltway will be closed from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. both days because of the construction.
This all comes a week before another traffic meltdown in the area. Next weekend is when the inner loop of the Beltway is shifted from the old span to the new one and drivers are being asked to stay away -- far, far away -- from the area for all of next weekend.
Forgetting about the traffic inconvenience for a minute, next weekend is something of a monumental moment for the region. The Wilson Bridge as we know it will cease to exist, at least for drivers. That bridge, that awful, awful bridge, has done its 45-year duty and will be a-coming down soon after cars cross it for the last time. Kinda makes you nostalgic, doesn't it? Nah, me either. But what does it make you think? What are your best/worst memories of the bridge?
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